Monday, April 02, 2007

Christians Getting Matthew 5:10-12 Treatment in India

SWNID has received several reports about growing problems of violent persecution of Christians in India. Under the cover of anti-conversion laws, Christians in several Indian states have been targeted by gangs of Hindu nationalists. Many Christians have been beaten and hospitalized, and we've heard of at least one death.

We hesitate to quote reports that come to us from personal sources, as these might compromise work in some areas. However, here's a link to a recent report posted by International Christian Concern.

It says something, we think, about the growth of Christianity in the changing social and economic environment of the subcontinent, that all this is going on now. It should say something about Christians if they respond with grace and forgiveness, undergirded by prayer, in these trials.

So, gentle readers, we know what to do, don't we?

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